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Infoplease - This Day in History 

Oct 1, 1971: Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

Oct 1, 1908: Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market—the Model T car to the market. Each car cost 825.

Oct 1, 1961: Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927.

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Oct 1, 1791: Mozart's opera The Magic Flute premiered in Vienna, Austria.

Oct 1, 1927: Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The record stood until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Mark McGwire beat Maris's record in 1998 by hitting 70 and Barry Bonds topped this in 2001 with 73.

Oct 1, 1949: The Berlin Airlift came to an end.

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Sep 29, 1399: King Richard II became the first English monarch to abdicate his throne.

Sep 29, 1982: Seven people died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.

Sep 29, 1895 : French chemist Louis Pasteur died.

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Sep 28, 1542: Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.

Sep 28, 1967: Walter Washington became the first mayor of the District of Columbia.

Sep 28, 1989: Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.

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Sep 27, 1939: Warsaw, Poland, was surrendered to the Nazis after weeks of resistance.

Sep 27, 1959: Typhoon Vera battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.

Sep 27, 1964: The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

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Sep 26, 1914: The Federal Trade Commission was established.

Sep 26, 1950: United Nations troops recaptured Seoul, the capital of South Korea, from the North Koreans.

Sep 26, 1960: Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised presidential debate.

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Sep 25, 1789: The first Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten became the Bill of Rights.

Sep 25, 1890: Wilford Woodruff, president of the Mormon church, renounced the practice of polygamy. This paved the way for Utah's acceptance as a state in 1896.

Sep 25, 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

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Sep 24, 1789: Congress passed the First Judiciary Act which provided for a U.S. attorney general and the Supreme Court.

Sep 24, 1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.


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